Julian Assange has recently released the complete unredacted Whitehouse cables endangering informants in China, Central Asia and the Middle East. Intelligence operatives of the West have been outed with their names released. The five largest left-wing newspapers that have previously been collaborating with Assange have issued a public statement condemning Wikileaks.
 NY Times, UK Guardian, French Le Monde, German Der Spiegel, Spanish El Pais
'WikiLeaks has published its full archive in an easily accessible and searchable manner, the first time the content has been made widely available to those without sophisticated technical skills.'
'[Wikileaks] conducted a poll of its Twitter followers to decide whether to publish the documents, which it initially said was running at "100 to one" in favour of publishing. WikiLeaks did not disclose the final tallies, nor how many individuals responded to its poll.'
'WikiLeaks...published a series of increasingly detailed tweets giving clues about where the password might be found as part of its attempts to deny security failings on its own part.'
'The newly published archive contains more than 1,000 cables identifying individual activists; several thousand labelled with a tag used by the US to mark sources it believes could be placed in danger; and more than 150 specifically mentioning whistleblowers'
'The cables also contain references to people persecuted by their governments, victims of sex offences, and locations of sensitive government installations and infrastructure.'
Yeah, really useful, because so many future informants are going to be willing to divulge sensitive information now that they know that people like Assange will just release their name and get them murdered whenever it benefits them to do so.
No. Their primary roles are "hostage rescue" and "counterterrorism" - i.e. saving people from terrorists and killing terrorists. Difficult distinction to grasp I realise. Perhaps it might be easier to grasp if you were being held hostage by "freedom fighters" - aka Islamic fundamentalists - see attached picture.